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Be Nasty Day & Other Unusual Holidays
Do you prefer to write mysteries or romances, thrillers or fantasies, science fiction or historical fiction? Whatever genre you prefer to write in, I'm sure you can find a way to include one of these unusual holidays that occur in March in your story. It will add a bit of something different to your story.
Do you encourage any young ladies to write on Girls Write Now Day? How long does it take you to organize your work space on Organize Your Home Office Day? How much popcorn do you eat on Popcorn Lover's Day?
Girls Write Now Day – This is the day to encourage girls everywhere to write stories, whether they be fiction or nonfiction. On March 8, show the girls in your life just how much fun writing can be, show them how satisfying it can be.
Write a story about a young girl who finally decides because of encouragement from a teacher that she will try writing. Much to her amazement, everything that she writes seems to happen. What does she do? Does this scare her so badly she quits writing? Does she take advantage of this and write only things she wants to happen? Is there a reason for this happening?
National Proofreading Day – No one likes for their writing to be full of mistakes. This day promotes mistake-free writing. Be sure and double or triple check whatever you write for proper word usage, as well as the proper use of punctuation. Who came up with this holiday? Was it a frustrated newpaper or magazine editor who was trying to get his writers to proofread their work better?
While you are at it, write a story about a writer who knowingly makes mistakes in his writing, but he has a reason for doing so. What is his reason? Will he get away with it?
Organize Your Home Office Day – Do you work from home at least part of the time? If so, you need to take this day and organize your work space. Do you have an entire room set aside for your work, or is your work space confined to a computer desk? My office space is a computer desk, but I need to organize it at least every week, if not every day.
Write a story about a person who finds something totally out of place while organizing his or her home work space. How did this item get there? Why did it end up there? What problem has it being mislocated caused? Can it be fixed?
Be Nasty Day – The word nasty, according to the dictionary, means physically filthy or disgustingly unclean. It can also mean offensive in smell or taste, offensive, objectionable, vicious, spiteful, ugly, or hard to deal with.
This is not a holiday that you really want to celebrate, but you can use it in your writing. You could have a character that is just downright nasty. Your character could be badly in need of a bath. He or she could have some pretty disgusting habits. He could just be hard for others to deal with. How you make your character nasty it up to you. Does your character realize that he is nasty? If not, how does he look upon his behavior?
Popcorn Lover's Day - Is there anyone who doesn't love popcorn? Bob Matthews from Rochester, New York, is definitely a fan of this nutritious snack. He is the one who created this holiday.
How could you use this day in your writing? An item of great value could be hidden in a huge container of popcorn kernels. The person who hid the item did it in moment of great desperation ane intended to remove it just minutes later. By the time he managed to return to remove the item, the barrel of popcorn kernels had been moved to a warehouse full of containers just like the one he hid this item in. Now he needs to find this item. What does he do?
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